I Lost the Listing But Earned a Client

Reblogger Cheryl Thomson, REALTOR, Retired (U.S. Army)
Real Estate Agent with Buyers Advantage Real Estate Corp. (c: 703.216.5635)
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Debbie gives you a perfect example of how successful your reputation can become in real estate as long as your professional no matter the outcome.  

Original content by Debbie Reynolds TN Broker: 208698

I Lost the Listing But Earned a Client. It isn’t often that you lose a listing and come Buying a homeout way ahead. Years ago when I was working FSBO’s, I gave a very good listing presentation to some sellers. They called me back and told me that they were giving the listing to a “friend in real estate” and hoped I understood. The seller went on to praise my effort and enthusiasm and said he wished he could list with us both. I am glad to work with both buyers and sellers in the Clarksville TN real estate market and talking with FSBOs is part of that.

 

I lost the listing but earned a client. Unfortunately for the “friend agent”, the house didn’t sell. The seller took it off the market for a couple of years but circumstances of divorce caused the need for the house to be sold. He called me to be his agent. I can gladly say that I sold the house.

 

The seller contracted with a builder to get a home built. A few years later, he met a nice single woman and they wanted to marry. Guess who he called to sell both of their homes? Yes it was me, so at that point I had two more sales under my belt. I also helped the newlyweds with “their together” home purchase. Again, they sold that home a few years later and bought another home and have been there ever since.

Today, the story just keeps getting better. He called and asked if I could help him with a home for his grown daughter that has gone through a divorce. She has a home that is too large and needs to downsize, therefore a listing and a sale are in my future.

 

All this came from losing one listing but making a good impression. I was disappointed way back in the beginning that I was not the chosen agent because I never knew what good things were to come. I lost the listing but earned a client and many years of a continued business relationship.

If you have a home to sell or would like to buy a home, contact me for valuable guidance and expertise.

 

 

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Diane Daley
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Love this kind of story, sometimes it is best being the second agent in, you made a very good impression to be that agent kudos

Aug 19, 2012 03:04 PM #1
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Thanks for sharing the story.

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Cheryl

We have to maintain a profession reputation without it we won't last in the real estate profession.

Good luck and success.

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Cheryl Thomson, REALTOR, Retired (U.S. Army)
Buyers Advantage Real Estate Corp. (c: 703.216.5635) - Woodbridge, VA
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Thanks everyone for taking the time to comment.

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Lorelei Bennasar
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Congrats - you are doing what I am striving for: I want to be my client's realtor for life, not just that sale.  Stories like this are inspirational.  

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Real Estate in Northern Virginia

Hi Lorelei.  Thanks for the comment!

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